Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Oregon PSR's 40th Anniversary Celebration on November 18th. It was really wonderful to share in an evening of joyous celebration with members and partners old and new.
In case you missed the celebration, or you want to watch it again, the video of our 40th Anniversary Celebration and the 36-minute 40th Anniversary video are both available on our YouTube channel. You can also learn more about our history by exploring this interactive timeline on our website.Read more
Oregon PSR expresses our most sincere appreciation to our 40th Anniversary Cultivation Circle Organizational Sponsors! As we celebrate our 40th year throughout 2021, contributions from our valued community partners and companies that align with our values empower our work for a more healthy, just, and peaceful world. Thank you!Read more
Oregon PSR expresses our most sincere appreciation to our 40th Anniversary Cultivation Circle Sponsors! As we celebrate our 40th year throughout 2021, your contributions are what make our work for a more healthy, just, and peaceful world possible. Thank you!Read more
Oregon PSR’s 40th Anniversary online silent auction is now open for bidding! We have some really great auction items, including stays at vacation homes, kayaking and guitar lessons, original works of art, small-batch wine, and more. Our huge thanks to everyone who has donated items! All funds received through the winning bids will go directly to support our work for health, peace, and justice.Read more
Receiving our weekly email Action Alerts is a great way to keep up with Oregon PSR’s work. But, did you know that we also have a very active presence on social media? We regularly update our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, and you can find videos of our recent events, webinars, and more on our YouTube page.
We are excited to introduce you to our newest staff members: David De La Torre, our new Healthy Climate Program Director, Samantha Hernandez, our Climate Justice Organizer, and Jackie Lamars, our new Program Assistant. Once you get a chance to meet them, you’ll see why we are so thrilled to have them on our team. We also bid a fond farewell to Damon Motz-Storey, our outgoing Healthy Climate Program Director, and Katy Morrow, our 2020-2021 Program Assistant. Continue reading to learn more about staff transitions at Oregon PSR.Read more
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary throughout 2021, Oregon PSR staff and Board members have been taking the opportunity to look back at our rich history and talk to members who have been among our organization’s leaders throughout the years to learn more about our significant achievements and milestones.Read more
More than 60 organizations collaborated on a recently released report titled Methane Gas: Health, Safety, and Decarbonization to set the record straight on the environmental and health impacts of so-called "natural" gas, which powers appliances in many of our homes. On September 14th, we hosted a Health Impacts of Gas Appliances webinar for attendees to learn more about why the fracked gas industry is detrimental to our climate and to the health of our communities. Three of our featured speakers are co-authors of report.Read more
We did it! In response to years of organizing by Oregon PSR members and partners, the City of Portland today denied a Land Use Compatibility Statement, declaring that Zenith’s oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility in NW Portland is inconsistent with the City’s land use rules.Read more
On August 17th, more than 50 health professionals, public health advocates, and water protectors rallied outside the US Army Corps of Engineers’ office in the Lloyd District of Northeast Portland. The attendees delivered a letter signed by over 300 Oregonians calling on President Biden to revoke permits for Line 3, a tar sands oil pipeline being built by Canadian corporation Enbridge through Anishinaabe treaty territory in Minnesota. The rally occurred at the same time as a dozen other actions across the country, including in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our sincere thanks to everyone who joined us in solidarity with water protectors and other health professionals across the country opposing Line 3.Read more